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Ophelion
(65 words)

[German version]

(Ὠφελίων/Ōphelíōn). Attic comedian from the 4th cent. BC. The titles of four plays have survived (Δευκαλίων/Deukalíōn; Ἰάλεμος/Iálemos or ‘Simple Simon; Κάλλαισχρος/Kállaischros - it is unclear from this name whether the play is about a historical or fictitious person; Κένταυρος/Kéntauros). There are six fragments extant which are ineffectual except for fragment 3 (parody of Plato).

Bibliography

PCG VII, 1989, 97-99.

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Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen), “Ophelion”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e831970>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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